Gardens and Gardeners Links for North East England

Chesters Walled Garden
(incorporating Hexham Herbs)
Chollerford, Hexham, Northumberland

"A 2-acre 18th Century garden, surrounded on three sides by sheltering woods of beech and yew, and open to the south with views over the lovely Tyne valley. Situated next to Chesters Roman Fort, it is on the line of Hadrian's Wall - the site of a Roman road actually crosses the garden. For over 200 years the fruit and vegetable garden for Chesters house, it has now been laid out as a unique herb and herbaceous garden. It boasts one of the largest collections of herbs in the country"

Beamish Clematis Nursery,

Burntwood Cottage, Stoney Lane, Beamish
"A wonderful, long established retail nursery tucked away just a few hundred yards from the main road (A693 ) in the village of Beamish"

Birkheads Secret Gardens & Nursery

"A three acre hillside garden in beautiful countryside overlooking the Beamish valley, near Newcastle upon Tyne"

Dobbies Garden Centres -

National Trust -

Garden Visit and Travel Guide -
Includes information on garden tours and the history of garden design around the World, also maps of gardens to visit

The National Gardens Scheme raises funds for charity. Gardeners open their private gardens to the public who pay a donation to look around. Gardens of every size and style raise money for various charities -

Unwins Seeds, founded in 1903 -